I've used Rocky Mountain ATV as my online OEM parts supplier for years, and found them to be very reliable with excellent customer service. No doubt they're currently suffering from the same parts supply issues as every other retailer, but absent the current global supply crisis, they are great to deal with.UPDATE;
I’ve swapped back the dirty filter and the sound has disappeared. Not sure what to take from this experience other than don’t buy Fram filters from Amazon.
I stay in Kenya and all my spares need to be shipped in. I use a freight forwarder company in California so my “address” is American. Can anyone suggest a reliable online spares store located in the US for future purchases of general Vstrom spares?
Thanks everyone, love this forum. Smart guys on here.